Our God strengthens us in times of weakness and comforts us in painful experiences. Our pain may be a result of past addictions and compulsions. It may be that there are things that we will continue to feel the pressure of for some time. But, we can’t blame God, our circumstances of anyone else for it. We freely choose alcohol and drugs and now one of the key ingredients of recovery is ‘time to heal’.
Be encouraged that God does not bring comfort when suffering is required. He can give an abundance of grace to help us endure. The Apostle Paul was not extracted from bodily weakness and suffering but simply given the power of endurance. Our God is sufficient for all we have to face in life.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.